Hubby and I are TTC, but I’ve seriously got to get a jump on boy name possibilities! Boy names are sooo much harder for me than girl names. DH likes the idea of family names, but we’re not having so much luck in that category. (Not crazy about [name]Richard[/name] or [name]Robert[/name] or [name]William[/name].) To me, meaning is very important, as is the sound of the name. I like classic names, not too masculine, not too feminine, and at least two syllables. Nothing too frilly or invented for a boy. And here’s the kicker. I’d prefer not to have a biblical name. We are a very nature-y family, and would prefer something related to the earth or astronomy, but that’s hard with classic names.
The only one I can think of is [name]George[/name], (farmer) but honestly I’m not crazy about the sound of it…
I love the way [name]Eliot[/name] sounds, but the meaning is just too biblical for me (the [name]Lord[/name] is my God)
I don’t need to avoid any and all names that may appear in the Bible, but I don’t want it to be a prominent figure, nor have a very religious meaning. I have to explain to my kid one day why I chose his name, and I need a better reason than “It sounds nice!”